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Hiking in Sete Cidades - half day


Sete Cidades is part of Portugal’s Seven Wonders, and while hiking there, you can truly understand why. On this trip, we will take you to one of the most beautiful lakes around São Miguel island, and a must-see while on holidays in the Azores. From Ponta Delgada, we will head West after the pick-up around 9am or 2pm depending on what you prefer.

The starting point of this walk is the amazing Vista do Rei belvedere, where we learn about the geological formation of the caldera of Sete Cidades. Next, we start walking the dirt path along the rim of the crater. The views are wide and open – to the right, we can see the caldera and the twin lakes; to the left, we have the sea and several coastal villages. The trail ends in the center of the village, where we will take the van to drop you off back in Ponta Delgada.

The price for this activity is 37,5€ per adult, 18,75€ per child.

Please note that the minimum age for walking tours is 8 years old.

7 km


Sete Cidades


Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I see the Sete Cidades crater on this walk?
A: Yes, if cloud cover does not restrict the view, you will be able to see the crater and walk part of the rim of the crater.

Q: Where is Sete Cidades?
A: Sete Cidades is located on the Western end of São Miguel island, about 30 minutes away from Ponta Delgada (20km - 12 miles)

Q: Do I need to be in good shape for this tour?
A: On this hiking trip, we will walk around 7km. It is a relatively easy walk on passable paths and roads. Futurismo provides walking sticks for the ones who are used to walk with it.


Price per adult


Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop to Sete Cidades village
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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